RTS performed an analysis of the aerospace industry (including aviation, avionics, and composites) in North Carolina to assess the employment and workforce development needs of this growing cluster. The study was prepared for the NC Eastern Partnership and the Golden LEAF Foundation. The emphasis was on the production sector, which holds the most economic and employment opportunities for North Carolinians. This study provided an overview of the aerospace manufacturing environment and technologies; types of jobs in this industry cluster; knowledge and skills needed by employees; and an assessment of the aerospace job market in North Carolina. This information offered the Foundation and its partners the necessary information and analysis to develop a comprehensive strategic plan aimed at ensuring that this industry will thrive and produce good, high-paying jobs now and into the future.